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Joelson

30 PORTLAND PLACE, LONDON, W1B 1LZ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7580 5721
Fax:
Fax 020 7580 2251
DX:
83301 WEST END-2
Email:
Web:
www.joelsonlaw.com
London EC2Y, London W1B

Sheldon Cordell

Tel:
Work (0) 20 7580 5721
Email:
Web:
joelsonlaw.com/sheldon-cordell/
Joelson

Work Department

Corporate and Commercial

Position

Sheldon works alongside many well-known CEOs of public and private businesses. He particularly enjoys leading legal teams across a range of jurisdictions, and acting for entrepreneurs wishing to grow and sell their businesses.

Over the course of his career he has acted on numerous IPOs and fundraises, and for management teams involved in both buy-ins and buy-outs. Sheldon has particular knowledge of the leisure, food, gaming, events and resources sectors and counts many “household names” among his clients.

As well as providing corporate and commercial legal advice, many clients turn to Sheldon at an early stage for advice in weighing up different business options ahead of committing themselves to final decisions.

Sheldon is also the Chairman of ELN (European Lawyers Network) and regularly represents ELN in its dealings with external organisations and other law firms.

Career

Trained at Joelson; qualified 1980; Partner since 1984. He is the firm’s current Chairman.

Member

European Lawyers Network

Education

City of London School; Bristol University ( LLB Hons); London School of Economics (MSc (Econ); (Part 2 Law Finals second class honours).


London: Corporate and commercial

M&A: smaller deals up to £50m

Within: M&A: smaller deals up to £50m

The team at Joelson primarily acts for clients in the food and drink, leisure and gaming, media and resources sectors, including Innocent Drinks, Leon Restaurants, Ash Gaming, Real Good Food, Mumsnet and Richland. Phil Hails-Smith and Paul Chiappe jointly lead the practice; Hails-Smith advised the management team of Clarion Events on the £600m sale and reinvestment in Clarion in relation to its acquisition by Blackstone, and Chiappe acted for Healthy Kids (trading as Little Dish) on its £17m sale to Chicago-based private equity firm Profile Capital. Other noted members of the team are Sheldon Cordell, who advised May Capital on the £1.8bn acquisition (along with partner Patron Capital) of Punch Taverns, and Philippa Sturt, who acted for Schawk, a subsidiary of Matthews International, on the £10.25m acquisition of VCG (Holdings) and its subsidiaries from LBI ehf.

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